Updated to include information on the Independent Office for Police Conduct replacing the Independent Police Complaints Commission.
Updated to include information on Royal Mail Group Ltd v Jhuti, in which the Court of Appeal held that a whistleblowing unfair dismissal claim cannot succeed where the individual making the decision to dismiss was unaware of protected disclosures.
The Court of Appeal has held that a claimant cannot succeed in a whistleblowing unfair dismissal claim where the decision-maker was unaware of the protected disclosure at the time of the decision to dismiss.
Updated to include information on amendments to whistleblowing legislation in Northern Ireland, effective from 1 October 2017.
Updated to include information on the Freedom to speak up: raising concerns (whistleblowing) policy for the NHS and the Whistleblowing Commission's Code of practice for effective whistleblowing arrangements.
Updated to take into account a change relating to whether or not a disclosure is in the public interest.
The Court of Appeal upheld the decision of the employment tribunal that disclosures made by a worker satisfied the "public interest" requirement for protection under the whistleblowing provisions of the Employment Rights Act 1996. The disclosures related to a breach of the employment contracts of 100 senior managers, including the whistleblower.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to whistleblowing/Public interest disclosures.